The Booket List Episode 24: Spring Break, What’d You Read?

Hello Everyone! This week on The Booket List, Kimmy and Brennan talk all about the books they read over Spring Break. Kimmy keeps to her usual stomping grounds. Young Adult novels. Just the same as Brennan stuck to his. Political Thrillers and Historical Fiction as well as non-fiction. Let us know if you have any new novels that you want to hear us talk about! Or even recommendations for our next Book Club Read.

Sanctuary Campuses and Earl Grey

Anthony Scoma, Theresa Nielson, Christian Hartshorn, and Jonny Nee discuss the long history of U.S. universities protesting unjust federal laws and policies. They report on the university protection of escaped slaves, Japanese students during WWII, draft resisters during the Vietnam War, and how this relates to the ongoing fight for undocumented and Muslim students in the modern day.

Music: “Hands Off!” by Material Support

The World Around You Episode 13: The Trump Administration’s Russian Contacts

Today, we talk about the recently uncovered and deeply disturbing ties of key members of Trump’s administration to Russia. These contacts include business and governmental ties, and include possible perjury to cover them up. Additionally, the members involved reach as high as Cabinet-level officers. As of the beginning of March, those currently implicated include:

Michael Flynn, former National Security Advisor,

Jeff Sessions III, Attorney General,

Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal lawyer,

along with several aides to both the specific people named and to the Trump campaign in general.

We discuss how these came to light and the consequences of such ties. Spoiler alert– it’s not pretty.

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The World Around You Episode 12: Utah’s State Government

Today, we talk about some of the issues the Utah legislature and governor’s office are tackling this year. The legislative session is wrapping up, so we discuss two in particular: the modifications to the Zion Curtain law, and the Bears Ears National Monument. We talk about their history, the current effects these laws are having, and what the actions the Utah government takes are doing.

 

Also, we aren’t sponsored by any of the products we talk about today. :P

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